20
Monday
September 2021
10:55 PM IST
News Headlines
Former TT champ Martin to retire after world championships        Gill, Rana are about to shock the world: KKR chief mentor Hussey        Electrical equipment mkt may grow at 12 pc annually to reach USD 72 bn by 2025        Small cars too need adequate number of airbags to ensure safety, says Gadkari        Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home        Nepal observes Constitution Day; PM Deuba vows to protect, implement statute        Adityanath releases report card; says UP has seen complete transformation under BJP rule        BJP uses Taliban, Afghanistan, Pakistan to garner votes: Mehbooba        Charanjit Singh Channi to be next CM of Punjab        Boxing: Mohammad Hussamuddin sails into QF        Leading garment exporter Kitex Group to invest Rs 2,400 cr in Telangana        Taliban continue restrictive policies on women's education, resume secondary school lessons only for male students        Sidhu is a 'friend of Pakistan', will oppose if he is appointed CM: Amarinder Singh        Schools in Kerala to reopen from Nov 1        Amarinder Singh resigns as Punjab CM, says will not accept Sidhu for top post        Sachin stuns World Championships medallist Gaurav Bidhuri        Sensex, Nifty snap winning streak, end in red        Rahul attacks BJP govt over unemployment issue        International community must think carefully, consult before giving acceptance to new Kabul regime: PM Modi        Kerala to allot 36.84 acres land to TCS, aims to create 10,000 jobs        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
Sports News
Anirudh Thapa saves India to level 1-1 draw against Npeal in Int friendlies
 
Kathmandu: The second half goal from Anirudh Thapa saved India to level 1-1 draw in the first friendly against the host Nepal at Dashrath Stadium here on Thursday. The tiny Himalayan nation moved ahead over India in the 36th minute through Anjan Bista and visiting side had to wait another twenty-four minutes to bring the play at par.

Thapa came off the bench to make his mark but the architect of the goal was India's captain Sunil Chhetri. The striker received the ball around 30 yards from the post. He swivelled and unleashed a long range effort but Nepal custodian Kiran somehow kept it out but Thapa quickly held the ball and sent it home to restore parity.

Earlier in the first half a fumbling at the defence line the visiting side conceded a goal. Chinglensana looked to go for a back pass but there was very low power on it. Anjan Bista intercepted and put the ball into the empty net before Gurpreet could do anything.

It was a tantalising football with so many twists and turns, but in the end a fair result for both sides. In the first half, Nepal led 1-0 thanks to a goal from Anjan Bista. The Indian team were not on their game in the first half and coach Igor Stimac ensured that it changed. He made 4 changes at the beginning of the second half, and the change was clearly visible.

There was more energy and dynamism for India. Nepal were put under much more pressure. The pressure finally paid off but not in the manner that India would have imagined.Skipper Chhetri unleashed a long range shot which was parried towards the sky by Nepal goalkeeper Kiran.

The ball bounced near the goal line and Thapa reached first to put the ball into the back of the net. After that, both sides created chances, perhaps the clearest one falling to Manvir Singh in the 83rd minute but he failed to give India the lead and quite possibly the winning goal.

India would have to wait for a possible result in the second friendly on September 5 at the same stadium.


Former TT champ Martin to retire after world championships
Gill, Rana are about to shock the world: KKR chief mentor Hussey
Boxing: Mohammad Hussamuddin sails into QF
Sachin stuns World Championships medallist Gaurav Bidhuri
Kohli to step down as T20I captain after T20 WC, will continue as ODI & Test skipper
IPL 2021: Spectators to be allowed in 'reduced capacity' as league resumes in UAE
Lasith Malinga retires from all forms of cricket
McCullum seeks braver style of play from KKR to make it count in IPL phase 2
Hero Indian Super League to Feature in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 22
Boxers accuse J&K Boxing Assn of being 'selective' in trials
Want to see Rajasthan Royals dominate matches, says Kumar Sangakkara
S Africa announce T20 WC squad; Morris, du Plessis miss out
Ollie Pope, Shardul Thakur make gains in ICC Test Player Rankings
India announce squad for ICC T20 WC, Ashwin returns; Chahal misses out
4th Test: Ruthless India crush England by 157 runs, take 2-1 series lead
Punjab releases Rs 3 cr for upgradation of sports infrastructure of 116 schools
Tokyo Paralympics: Krishna secures gold, Suhas clinches silver in badminton
Tokyo Paralympics: Krishna secures gold, Suhas clinches silver in badminton
Djokovic lets emotions show at US Open as Grand Slam nears
4th Test, Day 3: Rohit’s century helps India take a 171 runs lead against England
KERALA NEWS
Schools in Kerala to reopen from Nov 1
 Thiruvananthapuram, Schools in Kerala will be reopened from November 1, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vija  
Kerala to allot 36.84 acres land to TCS, aims to create 10,000 jobs
PDP leader Poonthura Siraj passes away
Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi courts controversy
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home
 Kabul, Sep 19 (AP) Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with w
Nepal observes Constitution Day; PM Deuba vows to protect, implement statute
Taliban continue restrictive policies on women's education, resume secondary school lessons only for male students
International community must think carefully, consult before giving acceptance to new Kabul regime: PM Modi
NATIONAL NEWS
Adityanath releases report card; says UP has seen complete transformation under BJP rule
 Lucknow, Sep 19 (PTI) Asserting that Uttar Pradesh has undergone a complete transformation under his
BJP uses Taliban, Afghanistan, Pakistan to garner votes: Mehbooba
Sidhu is a 'friend of Pakistan', will oppose if he is appointed CM: Amarinder Singh
Rahul attacks BJP govt over unemployment issue
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2021 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.